Middle East Correspondent Ruth Pollard has reported on the Arab Spring revolutions, the battle against the Islamic State, tensions in the West Bank, and Egypt's power struggle. Her job has taken her to Libya, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Tunisia. Her feature writing won a Walkley Award for her coverage of the war in Gaza.
Ruth Pollard After they were rescued by the MY Phoenix, Fairfax Media met some of those who made that journey into the unknown, trying to find a safer, better life in Europe .
Ruth Pollard A voice crackles over the radio: "There are at least 30 deceased below deck."
Ruth Pollard Islamic State is persecuting Africans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, refugees say, as 50 people died and 3000 were saved in the latest rescue operation in the Med.
Ruth Pollard Fairfax Media foreign correspondent Ruth Pollard and photographer Kate Geraghty witness the refugee crisis firsthand aboard the MY Phoenix.
Ruth Pollard The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people.
Ruth Pollard A lost generation of Syrian children is living and working on the streets in the Middle East, going without education for years.
Ruth Pollard Medical care in besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria has gone back to the "Stone Age".
Ruth Pollard After weeks of protests and growing public anger, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced sweeping anti-corruption reforms.
Ruth Pollard Hundreds of migrants are feared drowned off the coast of Libya after another overcrowded vessel capsized in the dangerous waters of the Mediterranean.
Ruth Pollard An Egyptian court has adjourned until August 29 the verdict in the case against three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste, prolonging the fear and uncertainty for the reporters...
Ruth Pollard John Kerry's visit to Cairo seems likely to focus on security at the expense of Egypt's many human rights problems.
Ruth Pollard There was no announcement from the court. No judge's associate fronted the assembled defendants, lawyers and embassy representatives to inform them the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera...
Ruth Pollard Ruth Pollard is in Cairo for the retrial of Australian journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues on terrorism charges. Follow her live tweets here.
Ruth Pollard With his career as a foreign correspondent on the line and his two colleagues facing the prospect of further jail time, Australian journalist Peter Greste is facing an anxious wait as a Cairo court...
Ruth Pollard A joint US-Turkey plan to create an Islamic State-free strip of Syrian territory looks set to go ahead, but details remain sketchy.
Ruth Pollard On a harsh, rocky slice of the windswept south Hebron Hills, 340 Palestinians and hundreds of international and Israeli supporters are fighting to stop a demolition.
Ruth Pollard For the first time, Turkish jets have attacked IS positions in Syrian territory, while its attacks on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party in the north of Iraq are the first in four years.
Ruth Pollard It's a 'turning point in the war in Syria' but it has caused unprecedented levels of destruction and death among the innocent.
Ruth Pollard Syrians are asking why none of the US-led coalition's firepower is protecting civilians from the force that is causing the most harm: the Assad regime.
Ruth Pollard Iran and six major powers have reached an agreement that places limits on Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting sanctions that have crippled its economy. What impact will it have?